Lead non-executive director

Sir John Parker



Sir John Parker has been appointed as the lead non-executive director for the Cabinet Office and took up the role from 15 November 2017.

Sir John has a wealth of leadership and boardroom experience in industry ranging from shipbuilding and mining, to utilities, aerospace and central banking. He is currently Chairman of Pennon group and Laing O’Rourke, as well as holding non-executive director roles at Carnival Corporation and Airbus. On 31 October 2017, he stepped down as Chairman from Anglo American plc after 8+ years. He previously chaired National Grid plc and the Court of the Bank of England. Sir John has also held senior non-executive roles at British Gas, the British Coal Corporation and the Industrial Development Board of Northern Ireland.

In 2016, Sir John completed a review of the UK Naval Shipbuilding Strategy for the Ministry of Defence and chaired the review for Government on Ethnic Diversity on Boards.

Lead non-executive director